Forensic Science Schools In Florida

There are 11 accredited forensic science schools in Florida for faculty who teach forensic science classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of forensic science and forensic science training in Florida, which includes forensic science training at the following levels:


Schools

  1. Brevard Community College

    1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, Florida 32922

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  2. University of Central Florida

    4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Edison State College

    8099 College Pky SW, Fort Myers, Florida 33919-0000

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  4. Florida International University

    11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, Florida 33199

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  5. Hillsborough Community College

    39 Columbia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33606-3584

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  6. Miami Dade College

    300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, Florida 33132-2297

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  7. Palm Beach State College

    4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth, Florida 33461-4796

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  8. Saint Leo University

    33701 State Road 52, Saint Leo, Florida 33574-6665

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  9. St Petersburg College

    6021 142nd Ave, Largo, Florida 33760

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  10. Tallahassee Community College

    444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895

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  11. The University of Tampa

    401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606-1490

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Forensic Science Employment

Florida 1,470
National 12,390

Of all of the forensic science professionals that work in the US, approximately 14% work in Florida state.

Employment Growth for Forensic science professionals In Florida

1,390 1,330 1,230 1,340 1,470
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Forensic Science is a growing field in Florida. In Florida, 80 more forensic science professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of forensic science has grown by 6% in Florida. This growth is faster than the change in the number of forensic science professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of forensic science professionals has grown by 1% from 2006 to 2010.

Forensic Science VS. All Professions salaries in Florida

$41,610 $42,850 $44,750 $44,910 $47,270
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Forensic Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to forensic science professionals are growing in Florida. In 2006 forensic science professionals made a mean salary of $41,610 per year, and in 2010 they made $47,270 per year.

Salary percentiles for Forensic science professionals in Florida

10th percentile
$28,560
25th percentile
$35,030
50th percentile
$45,180
75th percentile
$56,780
90th percentile
$71,030

This represents a 12% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of forensic science, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid forensic science professionals earning 149% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Florida state.

Average Salaries for Forensic science professionals and related professions in Florida

Computer Forensics
$59,660
Criminal Justice
$43,888
Criminology
$60,600
Forensic Accounting
$56,383
Forensic Nursing
$82,405
Forensic Psychology
$83,125
Forensic Science
$47,270

Forensic science professionals in Florida earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Forensic Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Florida

associate
5
bachelor
2
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
2
Total12

As the number of forensic science professionals is increasing in Florida state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited forensic science schools in Florida state is decreasing. In 2006, 312 students graduated from forensic science courses in Florida. And in 2010, 147 students graduated.

This represents a 53% decrease in the number of forensic science degree or certificate school graduates in Florida state. A majority of these graduates, or 42%, graduated with a associate's degree in forensic science.

Forensic Science Faculty Salaries in Florida

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